Dec. 16, 2011
Kilgore and Williams selected to AP Little All-America Team
MARYVILLE, Mo. – A pair of Northwest Missouri State football players added to their accolades being named to the Associated Press Little All-America Team Friday, as senior Chad Kilgore and junior Rod Williams each earned honors.
Both helped lead Northwest to its eighth consecutive NCAA postseason appearance and an 11-3 record with a National Quarterfinal finish.
Kilgore was named First-Team AP Little All-America linebacker after leading the Bearcats in tackles for a third straight season, finishing with 123 stops — 11 for loss. The 230-pound weak-side backer made his first appearance on the AFCA All-America squad earlier this week after earning second-team honors by another publication as a junior.
Kilgore’s 392 career tackles are the fourth-most in program history.
Williams a native from Grandview, Mo., earned second-team accolades on the offensive line after being named to the CoSIDA First-Team All-America Team earlier this week. The junior helped pace a Bearcat offense that led the nation in scoring with 48 points per game and was ranked fourth in total offense. Northwest also had two running backs rush for a combined 2,204 yards.
The Little AP All-America Team honors players from Division II, III and NAIA. You can view the complete list here.
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